Missing California college student Kristin Smart was killed in 1996 during an attempted rape by a fellow student and the suspect’s father helped hide her body, the San Luis Obispo County district attorney said Wednesday. Prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge against Paul Flores and an accessory after murder charge against his father, Ruben Flores, for helping him conceal Smart's body, which has never been found, District Attorney Dan Dow said. Smart, 19, of Stockton, was last seen May 25, 1996, while returning to her dorm at California Polytechnic State University campus in San Luis Obispo after an off-campus party.
The White Sox placed Dylan Cease on the injured list Wednesday, the team's first precautionary COVID-related move of the 2021 season.
Oracle Corporation plans to bring 8,500 jobs and a $1.2 billion investment to fast-growing Nashville, a deal Mayor John Cooper's office announced Wednesday as unprecedented in the history of Tennessee economic development projects. Cooper's office said the Austin, Texas-based computer technology company requested a public hearing for its economic impact plan with the Metro Industrial Development Board. According to documents provided by Cooper's office, the project would create 2,500 jobs in Nashville by the end of 2027, reaching the full 8,500 by the end of 2031, with an average salary of $110,000.
Gensler, who led the Commodity Futures Trading Commission after the subprime mortgage crisis, is expected to be a watchful eye over retail.
"I find the (Chauvin) trial so disappointing. And maybe my disappointment springs from my expectation that these are our protectors," she said.
(Bloomberg) -- New York City toll bridges and tunnels are on pace for the busiest April in at least two years, adding to evidence that travel is rebounding as pandemic shutdowns ease and the economy starts to regain its footing.Traffic on the conduits linking the five boroughs averaged 835,000 vehicles per day through the first 10 days of April, Metropolitan Transportation Authority data show. That puts the month on pace to beat not only April 2020, when the pandemic brought city streets to an eerie standstill, but also traffic in every month since February last year.The figures offer further signs that more Americans are taking to the road as vaccination efforts ramp up, one indicator that the economic recovery is broadening. A report earlier Tuesday showed U.S. consumer prices climbed in March by the most in nearly nine years amid a rebound in travel and commuting that pushed up gasoline costs.New York March data was bullish for travel too, with daily traffic of 787,000 vehicles rising 46% from March 2020 and showing a steady climb from February.“People are returning to NYC in droves,” said Robert Yawger, head of the futures division at Mizuho Securities and a New York commuter who pays a $15-a-day toll to use the Lincoln Tunnel, which is not part of the MTA toll survey. “The city is packed on the weekends when the weather is good. It is not even remotely the same as it was in the fall.”To be sure, there’s uncertainty about whether these gains will hold after U.S. health officials called for an immediate pause in using Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine, which could slow the vaccine-rollout effort. Also, bad weather in what is left of April still could keep drivers home and reduce daily averages.New York officials said last weekend that Covid-19 hospitalizations were at their lowest since Dec. 2. A vaccination site just opened in Times Square for theater, film and TV workers.Mobility data from Tom-Tom suggests last week in New York was one of the most congested for driving compared with 2020 pandemic levels. A study from AARP showed that just over half of Baby Boomers plan to travel in 2021, and nearly a quarter of those making plans didn’t travel at all last year.Meanwhile, New York subway use is lagging. Ridership in March was 30% of its before-pandemic level. As subway ridership fell last year, registrations in the city for cars, trucks and other vehicles rose by 9% in December compared with the final month of 2019, according to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.(Agency corrects information on year-over-year comparisons after changing metholodogy used to calculate toll counts)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Itsme, the next-generation social platform, today announced $15.175MM in Series A funding led by Alexis Ohanian's Seven Seven Six, with participation from Third Kind Ventures, Allen & Company, Scott Belsky and Adam Silverschotz. Itsme is centered on the creation of high fidelity, technologically advanced Avatars through which users meet, interact and grow friendships online with people all over the world. The app's Avatar premise was created to make online conversations more expressive, comfortable and not dictated by physical appearance.
Only by a strange definition would most people not call the cryptocurrency company's debut a smash success.
Elon Musk's SpaceX has raised an additional $314 million, bringing its total capital raised in the last few months to $1.16 billion. SpaceX disclosed in February that it had raised $850 million in fresh funding, but in a regulatory filing Wednesday, it amended the filing with the new, higher total. The funds are expected to be used for working capital.
Players will donate their salaries from Jackie Robinson Day on Thursday.
On Wednesday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death, defense witness Dr. David Fowler testified that Floyd was exposed to carbon monoxide from the squad car's tailpipe as he was held on the ground, contributing to his death. He also said that Floyd's preexisting heart problems played a role.
Stephanie Wapenski and Alex Hoskey both suffered injuries to their faces when they attended major league baseball games, and are hoping to convince the MLB to increase their safety precautions
The CDC committee decided to leave a pause on J&J's COVID vaccine in place to gather more information on blood clots related to vaccinations.
Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced its participation in a newly expanded investigator-initiated Phase 2 clinical trial called Comparing COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule Combinations – Stage 2 (Com-COV2), to be conducted by the University of Oxford and supported by the UK Vaccines Taskforce. Novavax' recombinant protein vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373, is one of four COVID-19 vaccines that will be studied to evaluate the potential for combined regimens that mix vaccines from different manufacturers to achieve immune protection against COVID-19.
The head of the World Trade Organization laid out a series of actions on Wednesday for countries and drug makers to increase production of coronavirus vaccines and share them more widely and fairly. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who became WTO director-general in March, called a closed-door meeting of producers, governments and others over inequitable access, with low-income countries administering just 0.2% of 700 million global doses. Okonjo-Iweala said in concluding remarks that concerns over cross-border supply chains, including export curbs and shortages of skilled personnel, had reinforced her view that the WTO must play a central role in the response to the pandemic.
Most airlines have stopped the pandemic practice of blocking seats, saying safety measures are in place reduce travel risk.
The war in Afghanistan has cost more than $2 trillion and more than 2,300 American lives. More than 38,000 Afghan civilians have been killed.
Despite Yankees starters not named Gerrit Cole struggling out of the gate, Corey Kluber isn't sensing pressure within the rotation.
The market rally had a negative day, shifting from growth and into cyclicals and financials. Coinbase jumped in its debut.
Welcome back to The Circle! Wink emoji, heart emoji, send. The Netflix reality competition is back for a second season, and it really is the perfect show for these pandemic times: Players are isolated in separate rooms and only allowed to communicate via text message, without ever seeing or touching each other. (You know, just […]